02/08/2016 – ManCat Monday with painter Quint

Waiting for Spring - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Waiting for Spring – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Every day, I sit by the window waiting for Winter to leave and Spring to come. Every day, it rains and looks the same. Still Winter. Not Spring.

Hey Mom, is it Spring yet?

Nope, Quint. Spring’s not here yet.


Quint Snack - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint Snack – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Maybe, after having a snack, Winter will start to skee-daddle along. *nom nom nom*

Quint's Secret Lair - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Secret Lair – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Maybe, while I’m hanging out in my fort, Winter will remember it has a train to catch.

Winter Napping - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Winter Napping – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Maybe, after a long nap, Spring will be here. It isn’t.

Spring’s never going to arrive. It’s never going to warm up. I’m never going to get to walk in the garden. My flowers are never going to bloom. Winter is going to stay forever and ever and ev…

Quint, do you feel like painting today?

Waiting - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Waiting – 2016 © Colehauscats.com


Checking out paint color - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Checking out paint color – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I started with purple. I like purple. I used a similar purple color for my Secret Paws Christmas gift so using this shade was like revisiting an old friend.

Quint painting Winter Ombré - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint painting Winter Ombré – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

After one or two dabs, Mom added white to the color to make it lighter. I dabbed one, two more times and she added more white paint. This method is exactly what I practiced for my Secret Paws painting.

Working the paint - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Working the paint – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I like how the color got softer and softer with each set of dabs. Mom says this is called Om-bré. My Mom might have read that in some book. She’s been reading a lot lately (probably while waiting for Spring like me).

After I finished with the purple/lavender paint, Mom mixed up a blue color and then some green and we did the same thing – me dabbing, Mom squirting in white paint. Dab, dab, squirt. Dab, dab, squirt. All the time I was thinking, “Ombré, Om-bré, Ommmm-brrrré.”

Quint's Winter Ombré - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Winter Ombré – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I think it worked. Here’s one of my finished paintings. The background might look tan to you but really, it’s gray, like the winter sky outside. I’m calling it…. wait for it…. Winter Ombré.

So, still waiting for Spring - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

So, still waiting for Spring – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I love painting and love the thought of you liking me painting too. If you want to see all five of my Winter Ombré paintings, please visit my art shop. I have other paintings there left over from last year too and I won’t lie; they are all looking for their forever homes. And I’m still looking for Spring. I know it’s coming. Mom says so and sometimes, she knows best!

Thanks for hanging out with me while I painted!

25 responses to “02/08/2016 – ManCat Monday with painter Quint

  1. Well done Quint. We love your paintings. We like the colors in that one.

  2. What a lovely painting Quint – we loved watching your paw work being done dab by dab.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. We love your action painting shots!

  4. Way cool, Quint! And Spring will arrive…just not in the next few days…

  5. I hope Spring comes soon too, although you are so cute in your fort Quint. The purple paint is perfect for this weather.

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for the painting lesson.

  7. Quint, you are so talented! We love your Winter Ombre. And we are waiting for Spring right there with ya, buddy….

  8. Don’t lose hope, Quint, Spring will be here soon! We can’t wait either.

    And I just love seeing you paint and seeing your final products. I wish that even just one of the furbabies at my house enjoyed doing art, rather than just slapping around the art supplies. But, alas, they can’t all be like you, Quint. Purrs!

  9. It may not be spring yet, but your paintings show that it’s coming!

  10. You do have a talent for this Quint, and perhaps the moods of an artist?

    Emma and Buster

  11. dood…Ombre total lee rocks !!! we loves it….N ya noe what…we haz it on good a thor a tee frum mizzturr AND mizzez phil….that spring iz rite round de korner & down de street !!!! HOORAY ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

  12. That came out great Quint! You are so talented.

  13. Quint…sometimes I wish I could just hibernate through winter but alas having no food for 6 months sounds like a bummer.
    Love your painting and OHHH your white chest in the last photo is beatuiful
    Hugs madi your bfff

  14. Winter Ombre is just beautiful!
    Just hang in there sweet boy, spring will be here before you know it!

  15. Neat. We like Summer’s End. Very pretty colors.

  16. Your art is lovely, Quint. Spring won’t be too long now.

  17. Quint, we hope you’re painting some spring pictures to make it feel more like spring!

  18. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    Mudpie is eagerly awaiting spring too…and our coldest temps of the year are expected next weekend. Let’s not tell her that, okay? You are *such* a talented artist, Quint!!!

  19. With the purples and lavenders in your painting,it looks like lilacs starting to bloom!

  20. Quint, your painting is beautiful! The colors are lovely. All the pictures are awesome but I especially like the top one of you in the window.

    Hang in there, Quint! Spring will be here soonish!

  21. Yay!! Quint, you are such a talent. Maybe if you painted Spring scenes, it may come. It can’t come soon enough for any of us.

  22. I so do love your paintings Quint! You are such a beautiful boy!

  23. Pawsome painting Quint, love the colors! Your fans, the HighCats

  24. Awesome job with that painting, Quint. Don’t worry, Spring is coming soon! 🙂

  25. Lovely painting! Nice colors coupled with good placement. Quint, you are a very good artist.